UEFA is seriously considering plans for a serious loss of qualifying competitions next season’s Champions League and Europa League. Qualifying rounds in the worst case, may even completely cancel, and the number of groups to expand.
The decision on cancellation of Champions League qualification, if adopted, will lead to the fact that the second place of the Premier League, which is now challenged Lugansk “dawn” and Kiev “Dynamo”, can give a place in the group stages of the Champions League.
European governing football body has postponed for October, the start of the European Cup of the season 2020/21 due to coronavirus crisis, but there remains uncertainty about whether you will be conducting the competition on time. It is expected that the group stage of the Champions League kicks off on October 20 and in the Europa League on October 22.
UEFA plans to complete all UEFA tournaments of current season by the end of August, and domestic competitions, which can be renewed, must be completed before the end of July.
However, several European governments, such as France and the Netherlands, has ruled out the return of football until September. In these countries, the national Championships have been completed without overtime.
Earlier it was reported that the competitions of the current season, the Champions League and LE, can be played in the format of a mini-tournament in August in the same city, Istanbul and Gdansk, respectively.